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SEN-TA – Autism Spectrum Disorder Specialist

Barnet LA

Job Description

Job Advertisement: SEN Teaching Assistant with Autism Specialism

Hours of Work: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM, Term Time

Pay: £85-£100 per day
Location: Barnet

About the school:

Welcome to our community school housed in a beautiful Edwardian building, where a relaxed atmosphere promotes collaboration and support within our team members. Our senior leadership team encourages an inclusive learning environment and collaborative working environment. With an OFSTED rating of ‘Good with Outstanding features,’ we cater to over 400 pupils with a 3 form entry set up, ensuring personalised attention. Led by a corporate leadership style that values teamwork, we prioritise driving excellence in all subjects, particularly focusing on reading and writing. With a diverse student body speaking over 40 languages, including a large Indian community, we celebrate inclusivity. Our exceptional resources, including a vibrant library and sports facilities, enrich our students’ experiences. We’re dedicated to supporting every child’s needs, offering specialised provisions for high SEN, including Autism Resource Provision (ARP) and Thrive Trauma Support. Join us in empowering every learner to thrive in a nurturing and inclusive environment.

About the role:

In this role, you’ll be an integral part of our SEN department, providing tailored support to students with ASD across various year groups. Collaboration with teachers and therapists to implement individualised education plans (IEPs) and behavioral interventions is key. Moreover, fostering strong relationships with parents and caregivers is paramount, as you’ll communicate regularly to ensure alignment between school and home environments for optimal student progress and well-being.

Application Requirements:

• Experience working with students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
• Knowledge of effective strategies and interventions for supporting individuals with ASD
• Relevant qualifications or training in Special Education (Desirable)
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with examples of building positive relationships with students, parents, and colleagues.
• Patience, empathy, and a positive attitude towards supporting the unique needs of students with autism.

Key Responsibilities:

• Work closely with teachers and other support staff to develop Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and behavior management strategies, ensuring that the unique needs of students with ASD are addressed effectively within the classroom environment.
• Support students in developing sensory regulation skills, creating a supportive and inclusive learning environment that accommodates sensory sensitivities and promotes positive engagement and participation in learning activities.
• Facilitate social skills development and peer interaction opportunities for students with ASD, providing guidance and encouragement to foster meaningful connections and friendships within the school community.
• Collect and maintain accurate records of student progress and behavior, regularly monitoring and evaluating interventions to assess effectiveness and make data-informed decisions to support the ongoing development of students with ASD.

Additional Information:

Join our team and enjoy a range of benefits designed to support your professional growth and well-being. From convenient car parking to access to cutting-edge technology, we provide the resources you need to excel in your role. Additionally, benefit from comprehensive well-being courses, and opportunities for continuous professional development (CPD). Progression opportunities are available for those seeking career advancement. You’ll be part of a team dedicated to making a difference in the lives of students with autism. Apply now to join us! (promotes team work/ high communication ect.)

Do you feel you meet the criteria for this exciting opportunity?

If so, please either apply below or contact Teach-Now directly.  All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. For teacher roles, we require a formally recognised teaching qualification. If you are not contacted within 2 working days, unfortunately, you have been unsuccessful for this role. However, we will keep your CV and continue to help you in your search for a job within education. Good luck with your application, we look forward to hearing from you.

Teach Now operates stringent safer recruitment procedures.

We are committed to promoting equality and challenging discrimination. Teach Now is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Clearance.

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